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Definition of monosyllabic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    monosyllabic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌmɑnəsɪˈlæbɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1 having only one syllable a monosyllabic word
  2. 2(of a person or their way of speaking) saying very little, in a way that appears rude to other people Ralph grew increasingly monosyllabic as the evening progressed.
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